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are you getting 100%? visit totalcereal.com and get a coupon. . from the first local station with news in high definition, this is 9 news now. election day 2009. voters are casting ballots in several local elections which could have an impact on the national political scene. flu vaccinations. new evidence suggests that certain at - risk groups are better off just getting one dose of the h1n1 vaccine. and budget cuts. metro leaders plan to talk to rider and let them know how a round of possible cuts will affect their commute. good morning. i'm andrea roane. thanks for joining us. it is tuesday, november 3rd. it is election day and with the forecast that is surely a vote getter, here's kim martucci. >> absolutely. here's what we found.
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look at this. we have had frost collect on the lens for a while and then the sunshine returned and we have the blue skies now. the temperatures are on the move. we are 46 for the time being but look at -- but there's the southwesterly winds which will turn northwesterly. there we go. we just pick up to 50 degrees at 9:00. we're at 50. 39 manassas. across the bay easton is 50. we will take the sunshine. mix in clouds along a frontal boundary that will close through. it shouldn't bring us rain but stir up winds later in the afternoon and then behind that system we will have to talk about more clouds the middle of the week. i will have mor upon that in a moment but in the meantime, the weather forecast is partly sunny and breezy this afternoon. sunset 5:05. he 60s for the high. >> maybe you can't get away with using the weather as an excuse not to vote but the traffic right now for some people you might get a little
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slow getting where you need to be. but not a good reason not to go out and do it. so cast your vote today, maryland and virginia. begin in virginia. 395 northbound from the beltway to seminary we are slow. the same situation once you reach the pentagon and make your way to the 14th street bridge. to the jamup on the gw parkway. in the red from 123 to the roosevelt bridge. right now no incidents or accidents. that is just sheer volume. over to i-66 we will go. tracking a delay to the capital beltway and i put this on my twitter page, oh my goff is the name. 270 southbound what a bad delay here. crawling from father hurley to the split. and then we have a report of crash activity in the local lanes at route 28. wrapping it up with 95 and the bw parkway. 95 slow approaching 495 and the bw parkway looks like you are jammed from 32 to 197. no incidents along the way.
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over to you. election day 2009 is here. the polls have been open for a few hours now. virginia's race is the major race in our region and the impact will have an impact on both political parties. a lex trevino is live in falls church, virginia with more. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. election years are campaigning up to the last moments here at marshall high school but most northern virginians arrived with their minds made up. issue important to voters range from education to fixing transportation and getting virginia's economic engine going again. supporters for creigh deeds will have to show up to the polls in big numbers in order to pull a victory away from bob mcdonnell. mcdonnell is ahead in the gubernatorial race and so far voters are getting in an out
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pretty quickly. >> i thought health care was really important and having a jobs governor and lieutenant governor. someone that will provide something for our economy to help grow. >> in my recent memory about democratic governors they have been good about the money here the state of virginia and i think those are big issues. >> the bobbed bond referendum is a big issue to me. being an employee of schools an having children in schools it is critical to support the schools. we have a great system but we have to support it with our votes. >> both candidates believe this is a critical election year. that's why voter turnout is very important. this is a nice clear day to come out and cast your vote. alex trevino, 9 news now and wusa9.com. >> when you head to the polls today you will notice several bottles of hand sanitizer. 2,000 bottles have been shipped to the virginia cities and counties. many polling station really
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provide cotton swabs or coffee stirrers to avoid contact with touch screen voting screens and tight contests in maryland, as well. voters have been casting ballots for mayoral races in the biggest cities in maryland -- most polls are open until 8:00 tonight but a few close earlier. to find out closing times at your polling place, visit wusa9.com. we have a voters guide for both maryland and virginia. learn about the races before you vote and tonight we will have the results in realtime as they come in. voters in new jersey are making a choice today in a three-way governor's race. polls show incumbent john corzine is neck and neck with republican challenger chris cyst tee. christopher dagget, the independent could play a major role in the outcome. in maine n a race too close
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to call voters must decide whether or not to approve same- sex marriage. the turnout is expected to be high. if approved maine would be the sixth state to allow same-sex marriages. 30 million more doses of the h1n1 vaccine are now being distributed. health authorities expect the supply to increase over time and eventually catch up with the demand. tests show pregnant women that received the vaccine with are well protected from one dose but young children still need two doses to mount a strong enough immune response. learn more about the flu at wusa9.com. just go to our living well page. metro is holding a public meeting so you can find out how possible service cuts would affect your commute. the hearing is tonight at 7:00 at kennedy high school on randolph road in silver spring, maryland. a second meeting is september 189th at prince georges county community college in largo. maryland speeders are getting a break. the state is extending the
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warning period for new speed cameras in construction zones. until november 17th you will still get a warning. after that the state will mail you a $40 ticket. prince georges county lawmakers want your take on speed camera in that that county. 50 are proposed for roads near schools. there is a todaying today at 10:00 a.m. if approved the cameras would be in place by january. a new consumer warning you should know about before you put the next forkful in your mouth. and lawmakers consider benefits to help laid off americans. it is 7 after the hour and you are watching 9 news now. g
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president obama: we are americans. we're a forward-looking people. last year, virginia, you helped lead a movement... of americans who believed that their voices could make a difference. that's what we need to do in this race. that's what creigh deeds is committed to. i need every one of you to get fired up once again so that we can go towards the future
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with creigh deeds leading the great commonwealth of virginia! here's a look at the things in the news now. attorneys for dc sniper john allen muhammad plan to file an appeal with the supreme court to stop his execution. they are expected to file the appeal sometime today. mohammad is scheduled to die by lethal injection on november 10th for the murders of dean meyers one of three people killed during the three-week sniper killing. berkshire hathaway is going to buy santa fe. it already owns a 82% stake in the railroad company. millions of unemployed americans could see their jobless benefits extended in to next year. the senate is expected to vote on a bill to extent the benefits up to 14 more weeks and in states where
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unemployment is above .5%. the extension would run for 20 weeks. the bill would also keep the $8,000 tax credit for first time home buyers through next june. today, democrats will begin to debate a climate change bill. they hope to win committee approval for the measure before an international summit on global warming in december. republicans plan to boycott the debate. they want an analysis on the bill's economic impact. a new york company is recalling more than a half million pounds of ground beef which may be contaminated with e. coli bacteria. fairbanks farms packaged the meat and sold it to several chains including trader joes. read more at wusa9.com. look for recalls on our living smart page. let's go back to kim for an update on the day's forecast. >> nothing like following a shredded ground beef video. yes. great to see everybody. our time lapse tower cam reveals blue skies.
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i haven't seen this in a while. glad you are with us this morning. the temperature is warming up to 50 and on the rebond up to 60 or so. nice day southeast winds are at six. they will be shifting to the northwest later. annapolis high there and hello, 52. off to the west dulles is 47. 44 in eastern panhandle of west virginia, martinsburg. cooler in cumberland and 37. culpeper is 43 and to the south and east it is 50 in fredericksburg where the sun is shining but some clouds are off to the west. they are along a front that will be here this afternoon. we'll call it partly cloudy later today and tomorrow, thickening clouds for sure but we are dry and cooler, 55. thursday, that is the bottom of the base in terms of the weather pattern. it will be chilly, cloudy and we might have a few sprinkles with highs of 52 degrees. so let's talk about where this front is right now. it is coming from the great lakes, pulling up through pittsburgh right now. it is just over our shoulder to the north and west approaching
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western maryland and the front today brings with it busy breezes and a few clouds but it is moisture starved. so we are not going to worry about rain and this will set the stage for northwest wind. now, after this, some energy in the atmosphere will be cruising through. so even though we have high pressure on top of 'tis tomorrow, in the mid levels, upper atmosphere sandwich we will have some energy that rings out -- wrings out the atmosphere and brings us clouds and maybe a few rain drops on thursday. that's the one hurdle to get through this week. coming wednesday afternoon and thursday. after that a good looking weekend weather forecast. to recap today, probably closer to 60 for the high. tonight will be chilly, down to 40 with 30s in the suburbs for sure and there's some cool weather starting to seep back in the forecast tomorrow. the coolest day, as i mentioned, is thursday. clouds around. maybe a it will million light rain. friday, improving with the sun.
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the temperatures will have to catch up. there we go in to the weekend back in the middle 60s by sunday and monday upper 60s. andrea, over to you. >> thank you, kim. afghanistan's president happened karzai admits his administration has been tarnished by corruption and today he vows to clean up the mess. so is that likely to happen? david wood is just back from afghanistan. he's national security correspondent for policy.com and it is good to have you with us. president karzai admitting his administration has been tarnished by corruption seems the understatement of all times. >> think about we we are all going to the polls today to vote. think if we had a candidate who there were million votes of his thrown out because they were blatantly cheating. and yet he remain the president now. and so, you know, in afghanistan, many many people are just sort of had it with
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the governor and that is bad news for us. let's talk about the president in congratulating happened karzai made it perfectly clear the united states expects a more serious effort to end corruption in his government and he is -- and they are ready to defend itself once the u.s. is out. >> his power base is a series of war lords and their mignons who are paid off through this vast system of patronage and he's tried to balance power that way and it has enabled him to stay in office but it tainted him with this awful, deep-seeded corruption and tainted the united states as well because he's our guy. >> reporter: putting him in office or that's what the taliban says and upsetting the election to the point that abdullah abdullah pull out the taliban says we have won. how does the united states go
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forward. 40,000 troops, 20,000, 50,000 troops. does the number of troops make a difference between the public in afghanistan sees us as partly responsible for putting this government in. >> i don't think it does. the u.s. strategy from the beginning has been to build a strong, trusted central government, which is not something that afghanistan has ever had before but it is the easiest way to stabilize the country which is what our interest is. and having someone in office who's tainted by so much corruption makes that almost impossible. it doesn't really matter at this point whether the u.s. follows the the recommendation of general mcchrystal and sends in 40,060,000 troops or doesn't, the strategy is at risk. it was a bad day for the united states yesterday. >> david, for the past eight
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years we have been in afghanistan, obviously the focus was on iraq and not where we thought the attack of 9/11 started, but now that we are seeing all of these deaths, what do you attribute this recent escalation in a violence, more so than all the years we have been there. >> the taliban are getting theriac together. they are very good fighters. they feel as if the momentum is with them. and the united states has really been fighting two different kinds of wars there. one is a defensive war against the taliban, trying to protect people against them and the other is using our military forces, mostly to try to build up local institutions to root out corruption at the local level to begin to build local trust in government and the idea there is to build out from there. >> we have to go but is there
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anyone in the taliban who would be willing to be a part of the karzai government? >> i don't think so. their whole thing has been we are not corrupt. we are the taliban. we are pure. you know, they have a point because they are harsh and severe, but where they have been in power there's been no corruption. >> david, glad you are back safely and thank you for your analysis. we'll be right back. ♪
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welcome back to 9 news at 9:00 a.m. this is a live look at king elementary school in wood bridge, virginia. foot traffic is light in the area right now of this polling place but voters across the state will spend the day choosing the next governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. the outcome of these races could have a huge impact on the national political scene. right now, having a few on our waistline, jessica is in the kitchen. >> taste chocolate, sample wine. wait until you get to the food. a major cooking and wine event this weekend. it is called the metropolitan cooking and entertainment show. it is 1789 executive restaurant chef daniel. and you are cooking for us. >> happy to be here.
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>> you are making a seasonal salad which is interesting because you think of fall food and i'm going to get fat with a lot of these foods so you are making a salad with seasonal ingredients. >> we have doing pears. pears are the fruit of the year, apples are earlier and now pears. they are pretty much available at any supermarket. these are asian pears more rounded shaped pear and more succulent and speckled bears, smaller sweet and a bosc pear which is a typical pear you see all the time. we have pear and count ham here. another virginia product actually and this is a blue cheese. any blew cheese will work. we are using a smoked blue cheese here and the dressing is a port wine vinaigrette. >> you are going to whip this up for us. >> we have a reduction of port wine with cinnamon, cloves,
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pepper corns. you can smell it. >> all seasonal and festive smelling, perfumes. a little reduction, doesn't seem like a lot but it is strong. a little dee john mustard here and then some sherry vinegar and then salt, pepper, obviously this is a small quantity. we whisk this together and extra virgin olive oil and that's it. the whole salad is extremely simple. >> this is an item on the menu now. >> we have it on the menu now and it will be available for a couple more weeks until pears are done. >> reporter: veryent this week we are doing a demonstration. >> we are at sunday at 4 p.m. i will be doing a demonstration that will highlight pork actually. >> wonderful. >> pork from southern more virginia we will be heighting -- highlighting as well as
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oysters. it should be exciting, a lot of big food network stars and what not so it should be cool. >> that's a full demonstrations. >> 40 minutes long, a little more indeppette. >> so you are dressing it. >> right. you can use bush set that but in this case we are using country ham. endive. we are dressing the salad. i am going to grab the spoon. >> if only you could smell this at home. >> unfortunately you can't. >> coming up we will try this delicious looking salad and so much more coming up here on 9 news now. ♪
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how do you decide between crunchy and soft tacos? why don't we have both? old el paso. hard n soft tacos. true genius. mexican style. here's a look at what's on tap for the rest of the week on 9 news. tomorrow, who won, who lost and why two virginia analysts weigh in. fairfax county superintendent dr. jack dale is here on thursday and sweet treats for a
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good cause on friday. >> have to figure out where to vote today high a new fairfax county resident. >> you can vote with me. >> go to wusa9.com and click on virginia's voters guide. >> therey go. well, let me give you a nice forecast in return. sound like a deal, 63, sunshine. not great on wednesday and thursday, let's skip that but look at the weekend and then monday. i think that will be a good sick day for much of the population. >> i will take a sick day any day. >> dc green works fall fund- raiser celebrated eco friendly roofing and housing development the washington area. the sustainable art on display by too vital. all right. let's talk about this real quick. at the sprint store on 18th, it is the thank the troops event.
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federal employees and military members can get discounts on phones it is from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. >> thank you for coming in and making this phenomenal salad. >> 1789. all about yum. make it on your visit list. >> that's it for us. the next news is at noon. have a great day and don't forget to go to our website if you are not sure where to vote.
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